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  • Florida Tax Reform – Amendment 5

    BY Allan Kleer

    The State of Florida is still in desperate need of property tax reform & reduction. The measure that was approved last year has helped to provide some limited tax reductions, but has turned out to be a complicated & very limited property tax...

  • South Beach Luxury Condos – Market Update

    BY Allan Kleer

    Below are sales statistics for the overall Miami Beach (South Beach) luxury condo market for the past three months : As of late July, there are 450 units for sale between $500K and $1.1M As of late July, there are 209 units for sale ...

  • Foreclosure Prevention

    BY Allan Kleer

    The foreclosure problem has left many struggling homeowners looking for a means of relief in order to avoid having to give up their cherished South Florida homes and thus become the next foreclosure statistic. While positive efforts are being made to...

  • Downtown Miami’s Condo Oversupply- Not as Bad as Initially Projected

    BY Allan Kleer

    Statistical Source: The Miami Herald 6/19/08 Everyone is well aware of Miami's downtown building oversupply, but just how bad is it? In the last six years, 22,737 units were built or are now under construction in Miami's urban core -- more than doubl...

  • Has Miami’s Housing Market Hit Bottom?

    BY Allan Kleer

    I recently came across an interview with Jim Cramer (from Mad Money on CNBC), which I believe accurately predicts future real estate trends for the Southeast Florida housing market. For anyone considering buying Miami Beach, South Beach, or even d...

  • Turning a Home into a Rental

    BY Allan Kleer

    Buying investment property is under normal circumstances a practically surefire method of making long term profit but right now it's not something a lot of people are doing. This matter has bolstered the demand for property renting which many buyers...

  • “TIPS for Sellers” in Today’s Market

    BY Allan Kleer

    Some useful tips to help you sell your Miami Beach home or condo. What Works: Be willing to contribute to Buyer's Closing Costs Consider Seller Financing Offer to pay for Buyer's Mortgage Points Get a Home Warranty Gimmicks that generally DO ...

  • South Beach Sales Update

    BY Allan Kleer

    I'd like to give a quick market update as well as some commentary on the latest sales that my team and I have been involved with: Condos Murano Grande #1906- $1,350,000 3 beds / 3baths ($667/S.F.) Waterfront Single Family Home Palm Island - 298 ...

  • Effective Home Buying

    BY Allan Kleer

    Home buying, regardless of how intricate it can become is essentially a more up to date form of the system merchants used in the past to sell their goods: bartering. The consumer (or buyer in this case) wants to pay as little as possible and yet the...

  • Summertime Activities in South Beach

    BY Allan Kleer

    South Beach condo residents should be especially happy around this time of year now that the summer season is closing in. What does that mean? More time sunbathing on the glistening sands of Miami Beach, having lunch at al fresco cafes on Ocean Dri...